Wild About Story Invites you to a Storyteller’s Bookclub - Conversations with Storytelllers about books which inspire the Oral Traditions
Wild about Story has invited some long serving storytellers to have a think about the books that have inspired, challenged or nourished them on their journey as a storyteller. Hosted by Tim Ralphs, guest tellers will be invited to share their experiences of a chosen book and reflect on how it has watered the roots of their work in the oral tradition. Emily will be discussing Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes'.
Questions from the audience are welcome, emailed in advance to [email protected] Booking is essential, ticket holders will be emailed a Zoom link the day before the event. It may add to the experience for audience members to have read the book in advance but it is not essential. Copies of the book are available to order (inc. p&p) from Wild About Story (5% discount). Email for details.
EMILY HENNESSEY is a bold and dynamic performance storyteller who tells myths, epics, folktales and wondertales from across the world.
She came to storytelling while studying Drama & Theatre Studies at the University of Kent where she met storyteller Dr Vayu Naidu. Emily completed a storytelling apprenticeship with Vayu and later trained with Ben Haggarty. Emily has also had the privilege of training with Indian Pandvani performer, Ritu Verma. With a Swedish background, Emily has a particular passion for Norse mythology and Scandinavian folktales. Work and travels in India have also infused a great love of Hindu myth and epic.
Emily’s work is often described as intelligently composed and beautifully performed, while her storytelling style is said to be physical, powerful and often funny, captivating audiences of all ages. Recent performances include the British Museum, Soho Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Opera House, Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival and Delhi Storytelling Festival. Emily has toured in India, Iceland and Japan and performed at venues and festivals across Europe. She is honoured to be a featured artist with the Crick Crack Club.
Emily is also a key member of the Pandvani108 ensemble.